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Plaza de Espana

Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #89 of 481 Attractions in Madrid
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Southfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Delightful fountain and monument in the park. Nice place to sit and people-watch. Close to Metro, shops and restaurants.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This plaza seems to be popular throughout the day and night. Plenty of people hanging about at all times. Impressive fountain and monument to be seen. Looks good at night also.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I met friends here before walking a bit around the area. The statues of Cervantes, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza were easily identifiable landmarks, and a lovely place to ponder one of my favorite stories. The plaza is easily accessible by the Metro. It was a beautiful evening, around 9 p.m. in late August, and families were on the benches.... More

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North of Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited this square twice in the early evening. It sits just off the Gran Via in the dip in the road. As it was near to our hotel we wandered down at dusk, the temperature still warm and sat on a bench and did what everyone else did....... we people watched! It was amusing to watch the antics of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This plaza could have been lifted from almost anywhere in the old communist bloc. Th architecture although from General Franco's days has that look about it. The plaza itself has a statue of Don Quixote and Pancho Sanzo but is spoilt by the souvenir sellers

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

After seeing the sunset at the Templo de Debod we came across this square, situated at the bottom of Gran Via. By then the fountain is lit up and there are various stalls still open. I loved the statue of the donkeys, of which commemorates Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote.

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UAE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were coming back from a tour from Toledo when our tour guide pointed put Plaza De España and the Miguel De Cervantes monument. We came back for a visit and very much enjoyed this beautiful plaza and the huge monument.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The design and detail makes this one of the most stunning squares in Europe for me. The history of Spain comes alive in this plaza!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

During sunset it became a very lively spot with a good vibe. Heck we even saw a guy walking. A potbelly pig!

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Pennsylvania, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you are going on a tour of one of the surrounding towns, chances are you will come here to find your tour bus. Get here a few minutes early to avoid stress and relax next to the fountain. TIP: Buy a drink on the corner before boarding the bus.

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